The Advantages of GRC Planters - ODS Article

The Advantages of GRC Planters - ODS Article

Satu Bumi has again featured on the Outdoor Design Source website explaining the many advantages in using GRC Planters in commercial environments.

“Although there are many technologies on the market today, GRC remains hard to beat as the most appropriate raw material for the manufacture of commercial-grade landscaping planters. Not convinced? Read on to find out the advantages of using this durable material”.

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Project: Southbank Place

Project: Southbank Place

Central Equity’s Southbank Place is a 54 storey residential apartment building situated at 54-68 Kavanagh Street, Melbourne, with some 593 apartments in a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom configurations.

The tower features impressive resident facilities including a pool, gym and landscaped gardens on Level 9 with an additional floor known as ‘The Horizon Club’ on Level 41 boasting a yoga room, recreation room, kitchen and dining room, lounge and external BBQ terrace.

Satu Bumi supplied 28 - 900 x 900 Cube Planters in Natural White to the balcony of ‘The Horizon Club’ and a further 50 custom and standard planters in Charcoal to the courtyard adjacent to the pool on Level 9 and on Level 3.

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Project: The Moorings, Martha Cove

Project: The Moorings, Martha Cove

The Moorings is a place for people. Fronting directly onto Marina Martha Cove and Anchorage Park, the apartments are designed to inspire informal interaction. With ample secure garaging and the option to purchase a marina berth on your doorstep, this modern interpretation of Mornington Peninsula is waterfront living at its best.

Satu Bumi was approached to develop Custom GRC Planter Boxes to be used on apartment balconies overlooking the marina. A prefabricated custom GRC Planter Solution was chosen due to limitations with space, weight and installation.

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Project: University of Sydney, Regiment Building

Project: University of Sydney, Regiment Building

The Regiment Building is part of The University of Sydney’s plan to deliver world class affordable housing that is 25 per cent below local market rental. It encompasses student accommodation and teaching facilities located on the site of the former Regiment Building that forms a rich part of Sydney’s history tracing back to when the University Volunteer Rifle Corps was raised as a unit of the New South Wales Defence Force in 1900.

Satu Bumi’s Large GRC Planter Boxes were used on this project across four Rooftop Terraces to create an inviting outdoor recreation area.

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Project: Woden Experiment, ACT

Project: Woden Experiment, ACT

The Woden Community Service supported by Transport Canberra and City Service are working with the local community to activate and re-energise the Woden Town Square to provide a place where the general public can work, live and play.

The ACT-Government-funded #WodenExperiment is a visionary project that kicked off in 2019 and transforms the town square with a stage for community performances, smart benches with phone and laptop charging, flexible table settings next to areas set aside for pop-up food and drink vendors, turf areas with sun loungers and an outdoor table tennis facility.

Satu Bumi supplied the Tall U Planters finished in White Concrete to the project. You can follow the project on Instagram.

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Project: Clifton House, Clifton Hill

Project: Clifton House, Clifton Hill

Located in Clifton Hill, this corner apartment block has been designed to reflect the industrial character of the area. The building form provides a detailed response to its corner location and enables high levels of natural light and ventilation.

Custom GRC Planter Boxes by Satu Bumi have been installed throughout the project including the communal outdoor area, along the perimeter Penthouse Apartment Balcony and throughout the courtyards and entrances to the the ground floor Apartments.

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Project: Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

Project: Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW

The sophisticated courtyard at St Leonards campus of the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE creates a communal learning area and serves as a space for a range of other purposes and functions.

For this activated outdoor space Satu Bumi worked closely with Barbro Constuctions who selected a combination of GRC Planter forms and sizes to create a green oasis that encourages students and staff to use it as an active functional work and learning area. By providing the right outdoor environment, this courtyard has enabled lectures to be provided away from traditional lecture rooms and enclosed offices to enhance the institute’s students learning experience.

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Project: Lakehouse, South Melbourne

Project: Lakehouse, South Melbourne

Consisting of seventy two apartments across eight levels, Lakehouse by Pomeroy brings South Melbourne’s abundant natural beauty into the interiors with soft tones and ambient lighting that speaks volumes of earthiness and simplicity. With uninterrupted views stretching across to the bright lights of the Melbourne CBD, Lakehouse absorbs vibrancy to the grace of lakeside living.

The Lakehouse chose large GRC planters from Satu Bumi in a raw concrete finish for balcony perimeter placement throughout their apartment complex in South Melbourne.

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5 Important Considerations when Sourcing GRC Planters for Commercial Projects

5 Important Considerations when Sourcing GRC Planters for Commercial Projects

Choosing precast concrete planter boxes for commercial landscaping projects is easy, right? Well, it may not as easy as it looks. Planter boxes usually form a long term and highly visible element of most commercial building or landscaping projects, therefore it’s important to get your planter box decision right. We outline five major aspects you should take into consideration.

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Project: Hallmark, Ivanhoe

Project: Hallmark, Ivanhoe

Hallmark Ivanhoe comprises thirty five architecturally designed apartments over five levels. The exterior of the building boasts an appeal of travertine and bronze which fits into Ivanhoe’s prominent arts and craft architecture.

Ironside engaged Satu Bumi to design and manufacture one hundred and thirty two Custom GRC Planter Boxes that could be easily installed and fixed to the balconies surrounding the building.

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Custom Made Planter Boxes - More Affordable than you may think

Custom Made Planter Boxes - More Affordable than you may think

If you’ve been deterred from choosing custom made planter boxes because of their seemed affordability - we have good news. Satu Bum’s efficient mold making techniques in conjunction with the flexibility of GRC (Glass Reinforced Concrete) construction enables Satu Bumi to manufacturing planters in any size or shape to meet project specifications without the constraints of standard, one-size-fits-all, planter boxes.

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Custom GRC: The Affordable Choice - ODS Article

Custom GRC: The Affordable Choice - ODS Article

Satu Bumi has been featured in an article on the Outdoor Design Source website discussing our unique approach to Custom GRC Planter Solutions.

“While many types of standard non-commercial grade GRC planters are readily available on the market, sourcing commercial-grade GRC planters to meet custom specifications is not always easy. Satu Bumi is a large GRC manufacturer specialising in the design and production of standard size and custom-made-commercial-grade GRC planters for the landscape market.

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Why is GRC more effective than traditional precast concrete products?

Why is GRC more effective than traditional precast concrete products?

Four reasons why Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete is the increasingly popular choice for commercial landscaping and architectural projects when high quality planter boxes are required.

Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete is often referred to in different ways such as GRC, GFRC, or Lightweight Concrete. While the name can be interchangeable the fundamentals of well-manufactured GRC remain the same and it is an amazing material for making high quality precast concrete planters and perfect for urban landscaping projects and commercial master plan developments.

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Project: The Harris Vertu Hotel

Project: The Harris Vertu Hotel

The Harris Vertu is a refined hotel concept for an elegant yet simple experience, which embodies the friendly, open and warm nature of Asian hospitality through a modern and understated vibe.

Located in Jakarta, the Harris Vertu Hotel celebrates the Joy of Life by emulating the Belle Époque or Golden Era within the hotel's facilities, rooms and services. 

The Harris Vertu Hotel commissioned Satu Bumi to assist with selection and installation of GRC pots, planters, urns and water features to enhance their foyers and restaurants.

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